With a quick three sentence statement, T-Mobile confirms the worst fears of Lumia 710 owners as they officially state aWindows Phone 7.8 update will not happen. Originally discovered through an email response from Nokia sent to a Lumia 710 owner inquiring about the update directly from the manufacturer, T-Mobile had yet to confirm the news through their own support forums.
With the below statement, T-Mobile indirectly ends the lifespan of the Lumia 710 and all but tells Windows Phone customers the best course of action is to buy a new phone. I’m sure they might disagree with my interpretation, but I’m sure I won’t be alone in reading into this. It’s a sad day for Lumia 710 owners.
At this time, the Nokia Lumia 710 will not receive the software update. T-Mobile is committed to enhancing customers’ experience with our devices, including providing upgrades to the latest operating systems, and T-Mobile aims to deliver software upgrades when it will provide a better experience for our customers. We’ll share additional information on upgrades for the Nokia Lumia 710 when they are available.
The good news is that Lumia 710 owners can still install the update manually with a little hacking and tweaking and get all the benefits you would as if the device were updated directly from the carrier.